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  • Gothic Surrealism

    Melodrama, Violence and Performance

    By Neil Matheson

    Deeply rooted in Romanticism, Surrealism was a movement founded in part upon an enthusiasm for the Gothic novel, and as this study argues, was pervaded throughout its history by a 'Gothic' sensibility. The book uses the concept of 'the Gothic' as a unifying thread to explore Surrealism's direct…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Situationist International in Britain

    Modernism, Surrealism, and the Avant-Garde

    By Sam Cooper

    This book tells, for the first time, the story of the Situationist International’s influence and afterlives in Britain, where its radical ideas have been rapturously welcomed and fiercely resisted. The Situationist International presented itself as the culmination of the twentieth century…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Angela Carter and Surrealism

    'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic'

    By Anna Watz

    In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Henry James, Consciousness, and the Evolution of the Novel

    By Peter Rawlings

    Positioning Henry James within his transatlantic and pan-European contexts, Peter Rawlings relocates James and the New Criticism's ideology of organicism in biology rather than in aesthetics. Rawlings argues that the novel as a genre anchored in the representation of character emerged from…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Adorno and the Architects of Late Style in India

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, and Dayanita Singh

    By Tania Roy

    Examining works by Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, and Vikram Seth through the lens of T.W. Adorno's poetics of lateness, Tania Roy reads the category of late style in terms of the "belated" literatures and cultures of the postcolonial world. When does artistic or literary failure become the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson, Leith Douglas Morton

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge

  • Turgenev and the Context of English Literature 1850-1900

    By Glyn Turton

    Turgenev and the Context of English Literature examines the cultural outlook in the Anglo-Saxon world in the second half of the nineteenth century by looking at the reception of Turgenev's work during the period. By analysing the timing and quality of the contemporary English translations of…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01 
    Routledge

  • James Joyce's 'Work in Progress'

    Pre-Book Publications of Finnegans Wake Fragments

    By Dirk Van Hulle

    The text of Finnegans Wake is not as monolithic as it might seem. It grew out of a set of short vignettes, sections and fragments. Several of these sections, which James Joyce confidently claimed would "fuse of themselves", are still recognizable in the text of Finnegans Wake. And while they are…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18
    Routledge
    Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital

  • Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose

    By Vivienne Brough-Evans

    Vivienne Brough-Evans proposes a compelling new way of reevaluating aspects of international surrealism by means of the category of divin fou, and consequently deploys theories of sacred ecstasy as developed by the Collège de Sociologie (1937–39) as a critical tool in shedding new light on the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Modernism and the Avant-garde Body in Spain and Italy

    Edited by Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Maria Truglio

    This interdisciplinary volume interrogates bodily thinking in avant-garde texts from Spain and Italy during the early twentieth century and their relevance to larger modernist preoccupations with corporeality. It examines the innovative ways Spanish and Italian avant-gardists explored the body as a…

    Hardback – 2016-04-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

  • Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2016-03-28
    Routledge

  • Silent Film and U.S. Naturalist Literature

    Time, Narrative, and Modernity

    By Katherine Fusco

    Typically, studies of early cinema’s relation to literature have focused on the interactions between film and modernism. When film first emerged, however, it was naturalism, not modernism, competing for the American public’s attention. In this media ecosystem, the cinema appeared alongside the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

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